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Greetings from Moscow!

The first day of rehearsals for the Beauty and the Beat concert in Moscow is over.

Everything is going fine. We will play 4 concerts with the same orchestra and choir what is very nice. They will be with us in Saint Petersburg, Tallinn and Helsinki.

This will be the last post you will read until Thursday 16th when the artwork cover for “Colours in the Dark” will be disclosed in this web page.

Hoping that you will like what you’ll see, I’ll leave you with the name of the last new song in my album: Mystique Voyage.

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With love, Tarja

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One more song title

Regards from Poland!

 

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Here you have one more title for the weekend:

Deliverance

 

And a fragment of the lyrics:

 

…far away to heaven

I run with the wind

that’s how I begin

road to my deliverance..

 

with love, Tarja

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About the album title

Dear Fans,

As the title already clearly points out, you can expect a dark album, but filled with colours.

And for the third time the album title comes from a line of one of the songs.

This song is called “Until Silence” and here you can find a piece of the lyrics.

 

I saw our memories die

thought our dreams had lost their meaning

but dreams still in my heart

are painting colours in the dark

 

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with love, Tarja

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Kevin!

Love and support to you Kevin! ‪http://bit.ly/101EYi0 

And one of the new songs where Kevin played: Victim of Ritual

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With love, Tarja

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Another 3 songs names!

Dear friends,

 

Today I decided to let you know not just one song title, but three!!!

So here we go:

 

Never Enough

Into The Sun

Medusa

 

Hahahaha  :) :)

Hyvää Vappua

 

With Love, Tarja

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Lucid Dreamer

The long process is soon getting to its end. Or if you prefer, to the beginning.

Now the mix is done, next week the album will be mastered and ready for production.

Once again I am working with Dirk Rudolph the album artwork and he will nail it soon. You can expect, as before, beautiful photos, maybe more shocking this time ;)

This album took me to several places in the last 2 years, but nothing compared to where it will take us for promotion and touring.

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And a new song title: Lucid Dreamer

With Love, Tarja

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new song title

Another beautiful day in Austin. We are making progress everyday with Tim.

Orchestras, choirs, cellos, sound ambience design, duduk, harp, the band… everything is getting together :)

Here goes another song title for you: Neverlight

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With love, Tarja

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Mixing new album

Greetings from Texas!

I have been in USA for a week now and it has been very sad to see the recent happenings in Boston and Texas.

We have been working hard with Tim Palmer in the album mix. The songs sound truly amazing. Few of them are ready.

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From now on I will start letting you know through this blog all song titles as well as other information and details of the new album.

We have decided together with my record company that the album name will be disclosed on May 6th. It will be announced in this web page while I am in Romania.

So as promised, here is the first song title: “500 letters”

 

With love, Tarja

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Lyrics video

Dear friends,

 

Greetings from sunny Austin, Texas. I arrived here yesterday after a veeeeeeery long journey. I am still fighting to get better from my illness and trying to think positive about what’s there to come.

We filmed a lyric video in Zlin, Czech Republic a week ago for the song Never Enough. I didn’t want to make a traditional, boring lyric video for the song, so I am going to appear on the video not just the lyrics of the song.

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Anyway, this video is not what we can call the official first music video from my new album, but just an improved version of a lyric video :)

The filming took only couple hours with Martin who worked also on directing my first solo live rock DVD Act I. You will get to see the video pretty soon.

At the moment we are hands on the last orchestra and choir arrangements with Jim Dooley. Everything sounds amazing and Jim is doing again a great job. The orchestra and choir on my albums are having big roles, so this part of the production is very important.

I am in Austin because of Tim Palmer. He has already started working on the mixes of the album and I am here to finalize them together with him in these next days. I am sure the album will sound great after Tim has done his magic. He worked with me on my last album already, so I know already how he works. It is exciting to think that the album is going to be ready in around 2 weeks from now. It has been a long, but very rewarding process again.

We are working at this right moment closely with the record company to decide when to announce the album name, album cover and track list.

 

With love, Tarja

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Vocals done!

And finally all the vocal recordings for the new CD are done! :) :)

This is already enough good reason to open a bottle of wine to celebrate, as the feeling is that we are almost there…

I always love to experiment new things with my voice and this last song we recorded with my engineer in Buenos Aires, Mario, was not an exception.

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This song I decided some time ago that it will be the closing track of the album. It was challenging to write about the story of “Medusa”.

Just before travelling to L.A. to work with Jim the orchestra and choir arrangements I run into Eugenio’s studio to take new promotional photos.

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With love, Tarja

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